Dr. Peter Drew Wearden MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Peter Wearden is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside. He received his medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 21 years. Dr. Wearden accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 6 doctors at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and one of 23 at UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, Pediatric Cardiac

Clinical Interests: Transplants, Congenital heart disease, Congenital Heart Surgery/ Ventricular Assist Devices/ Transplantation

Hospital Affiliation

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside
Ranked #40 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Education & Medical Training

West Virginia University
Residency, General Surgery, 2001

West Virginia University
Internship, General Surgery, 1993–1994

West Virginia University School of Medicine
Class of 1993

UPMC Medical Education Prog
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 2003

West Virginia University
Other Training, Pharmacology and Toxicology, 1995–1999

Hospital for Sick Children/University of Toronto
Other Training, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, 2004–2005

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 12 years in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified 10 years in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified 4 years in Congenital Cardiac Surgery

PA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

ASAIO 59th Annual Conference
2013 6 12

Evaluation of magnesium-yttrium alloy as an extraluminal tracheal stent.
Luffy, S. A.,Chou, D. T.,Waterman, J.,Wearden, P. D.,Kumta, P. N.,Gilbert, T. W.

First 24-h SNAP-II score and highest PaCO2 predict the need for ECMO in congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
Coleman, A. J.,Brozanski, B.,Mahmood, B.,Wearden, P. D.,Potoka, D.,Kuch, B. A.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
  • Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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